Hugh Valentine King DSO, OBE, RN

Born  22 Feb 1901
Died  17 Jan 1947(45)HMS Beachy Head


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Ranks

15 Sep 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.
15 Apr 1931 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Decorations

11 Jul 1940 OBE
9 Nov 1943 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Hugh Valentine King, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Olympus (N 35)Cdr.Submarine15 Sep 193725 Jan 1940
HMS Rochester (L 50 / U 50)Cdr.SloopOct 1942mid 1944
HMS Towy (K 294)Cdr.Frigate3 May 194410 Apr 1945
HMS Beachy Head (F 02)A/Capt.Repair ShipSep 194517 Jan 1947 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Olympus (N 35)


31 Aug 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) departed Singapore for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait.

For the daily positions of HMS Olympus during this patrol see the map below.

(1)

6 Sep 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Singapore. (2)

19 Sep 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) departed Singapore for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sunda Strait.

For the daily positions of HMS Olympus during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

10 Oct 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Singapore. (3)

24 Oct 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) departed Singapore for Colombo.

For the daily positions of HMS Olympus during this passage see the map below.

(3)

30 Oct 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) arrived at Colombo. (3)

3 Nov 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) is docked at Colombo. (4)

12 Nov 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) is undocked. (4)

17 Nov 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) departed Colombo for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Indian Ocean.

For the daily positions of HMS Olympus during this patrol see the map below.

(4)

28 Nov 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) arrived at Diego Saurez. She departed to continue her patrol later the same day. (4)

6 Dec 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) arrived at Diego Saurez. (5)

10 Dec 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) departed Diego Saurez to continue her patrol. (5)

29 Dec 1939
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) arrived at Durban, South Africa ending her 3rd war patrol. (5)

8 Jan 1940
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) departed Durban, South Africa for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Indian Ocean.

For the daily positions of HMS Olympus during this patrol see the map below.

(6)

14 Jan 1940
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) made a short call at Mauritius. (6)

22 Jan 1940
HMS Olympus (Cdr. H.V. King, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Colombo. (6)


Sloop HMS Rochester (L 50 / U 50)


15 Jul 1943 (position 28.20, -13.17)
German U-boat U-135 was sunk in the Atlantic, in position 28°20'N, 13°17'W, by the British sloop HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, RN) and the British corvettes HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR) and HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR) and an American Catalina aircraft (VP-92).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15825
  2. ADM 173/15826
  3. ADM 173/15827
  4. ADM 173/15828
  5. ADM 173/15829
  6. ADM 173/16355

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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